The claim that Eindhoven is ‘leading in technology' is more than just a slogan. Forty per cent of all Dutch spending on research & development takes place in this region. So it's no surprise that Eindhoven and the surrounding region is officially referred to as ‘Brainport'. But of course there are also cross-border links with the neighboring countries. Partnerships with Leuven and Aachen are expected to strengthen the region's position further.